2022 Judges



Angela Bains

Assistant Professor at OCAD University in Toronto, ON, and Strategic Director at TransformExp in Vancouver, BC
With over 30 years experience in the design industry, Angela is the Co-Founder and Strategic Director of TransformExp, an award-winning design firm with clients like BBC Television, BC Liquor Stores, Swatch Canada and The Ritz-Carlton. She has also spent many years designing for social change, including for the Free Nelson Mandela Campaign and the first World Aid Day concert. As an Educator, Angela has been nominated for seven local and national teaching awards and won Teaching Excellence Award at BCIT. She has also developed several creative industry career events with the British Columbia Institute of Technology Student Association and has organized events to including her very own BainsExtraBold UK TYPE TOUR 2018.

Andrew Boardman RGD
Principal at Manoverboard in Winnipeg, MB

Andrew is a designer, studio founder, artist and educator. He manages Manoverboard, a purpose-driven studio with the mission of creating a better world by design. Manoverboard is a Certified B Corporation — the first in Manitoba. Andrew teaches design, theory and visual research methods at the School of Art at the University of Manitoba. His research interests include the history of visual culture, the language of social change and the nature of mind. His new newsletter about design and consciousness is called Gornisht



Tyson Hynes
Partner and Creative Director at District Design Co in Halifax, NS

Tyson is the co-founder and creative director at District Design Co., a multidisciplinary brand agency based that designs powerful brand, product and retail experiences for clients across Canada. Tyson is passionate about using design to help small companies grow, big companies innovate, organizations thrive and communities become happier and healthier. He has developed award-winning work for some of Canada’s best-loved brands, recognized by Cannes, London International, Marketing, Applied Arts, the Ice Awards and The Dieline.



Jessica Leong
Associate Creative Director at Frontier in Toronto, ON

Jessica is a detail-oriented creative director who leads the Frontier design team to craft thoughtful and engaging experiences for clients big and small. She has taught graphic design at OCAD University and was previously a Creative-Professional-in-Residence there. Previously, Jessica was lead designer at the Design Exchange, and has also worked on teams at ERA Architects, Indigo Books and Bruce Mau Design.




Pia Nummi
Head of Brand Creative Services at Canada Goose in Toronto, ON
Pia is passionate about connecting people viscerally and intuitively with brands that they care about. As an award-winning creative director/ designer and OCAD graduate, her 20+ years of experience with luxury and design-driven brands has led her to her role as a brand steward for the global performance luxury retailer, Canada Goose. Her attention to design detail and consideration of every part of the consumer journey is what helps Canada Goose stand apart.



Wilson Wong
Partner and Creative Director at Everbrave in Calgary, AB

Wilson is the creative compass at Everbrave, a “growth agency” dedicated to helping clients expand their businesses and embolden their brands. Over a 20+ year career, he’s propelled a diverse range of clients to achieve their goals and remain relevant in our changing world. Wilson has been a valued mentor to young creatives, and is a member of the Alberta University of the Arts Program Advisory Committee. He has long been an active force in Calgary’s independent film community.




Michael J Young RGD

Design Lead at The Ontario Cabinet Office

Michael is a Toronto-based designer working at the Government of Ontario. With 15 years of experience in the design industry, he helps public and private sector organizations create attractive designs that are AODA compliant and user-friendly. Since graduating from OCAD with a bachelor of design, Michael has worked at small agencies, as a freelancer, and as an in-house designer. For the past ten years he has been with the Government of Ontario where he now works at Cabinet Office, developing and overseeing branding and marketing campaigns for the province in a small but mighty team of creatives. He is a certified Accessible Document Specialist with the IAAP.